Advertisers and subscribers leaving Sky TV because of news companies’ highlight clips, lawyer says.
The media merger’s motivations were more basic than the arguments to the ComCom.
I've spent a few days recently in the Golden Bay area, which you will know is famed for whale strandings as well as balding baby boomers with pony tails .
Fairfax held up Rod Oram's merger-hostile columns as an example of plurality during a Commerce Commission hearing. Behind the scenes, it was a different story, he says. UPDATED with Fairfax response.
In rejecting the proposed media merger of the two big newspaper companies, did the Commerce Commission help save New Zealand democracy or has a chance for the media to enhance democracy been lost?